The chief executive of a Devon private client firm is bringing a leading Canadian lawyer referral service to the UK this spring. The UK version of LawyerLocate will operate on “exactly the same model” as the Canadian – which became Google’s first Canadian legal industry partner last year.
It is no great secret that the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) sees its role in enforcing the government’s ban on referral fees in personal injury as a hospital pass. It would much rather that paying or receiving a referral fee be made a criminal offence and taken out of its hands. After all, the SRA (in its previous guise as part of the Law Society) has been down this road before and it wasn’t a happy experience.
Lawyer to Lawyer – a marketplace enabling the sale and purchase of legal work between law firms – launches in the UK
Lawyer to Lawyer™, which provides a marketplace where law firms can sell, refer, buy and exchange legal work to and with other law firms, has been launched in the UK by the legal services consultancy ProFirma. Lawyer to Lawyer™ enables law firms to retain control of important client relationships, whilst also allowing them to open up new sources of revenue.
“eBay for lawyers” ReferMarket launches in the UK offering an online marketplace to revolutionise the way law firms generate revenue
The first-ever secure online marketplace for the referral of legal cases will be launched in March 2012 to help law firms maximise the opportunities from referring business to one and other. ReferMarket™ will enable law firms to protect valued client interests and relationships while growing their business through the sale and purchase of referrals using the trusted ReferMarket™ network and marketplace.